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Digestive health - Solutions for GERD and IBS

4/28/2016 - Digestive diseases affect 60 to 70 million people in the U.S., with about 22 million having symptoms severe enough to require hospitalization, according to the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases. One of the more common digestive disorders is gastroesophageal reflux disease...

The great cholesterol con finally unravels: Researchers find lowering cholesterol has NO EFFECT on risk of heart disease or death

4/25/2016 - Common dietary advice is to avoid saturated fats and instead consume polyunsaturated fats, like those found in vegetable oils. But this dietary consensus is starting to crack in the face of study after study showing no health benefit to avoiding saturated fat. The most recent study was conducted...

Why omega-6 oils are especially toxic to long-term vegetarians (HINT: eat more omega-3s)

4/16/2016 - There are many benefits to a vegetarian diet, ranging from lowered heart disease risks to reducing the chances of getting high blood pressure or diabetes. In fact, a study published in JAMA Internal Medicine found that, when compared a diet that included meat, vegetarian diets were associated with lowered...

High sugar-based diet, obesity strongly linked to causing Alzheimer's and dementia

4/13/2016 - New surveys show that fear of getting dementia in our old age has replaced the fear of getting cancer, the UK's Daily Mail Online reports, because people believe there have been some advances in cancer care but not in the treatment for Alzheimer's and other dementia-related diseases. The paper noted...

For people with cataracts, a diet rich in vitamin C can stop the condition from progressing as rapidly

4/12/2016 - Diets rich in vitamin C provide a person with multiple benefits, but now researchers believe it also has another use for a more serious condition: cataracts. "While we cannot totally avoid developing cataracts, we may be able to delay their onset and keep them from worsening significantly by eating...

Food is Medicine: Japanese diet linked to 15% reduction in mortality rates

4/4/2016 - Japan takes the prize for having the longest life expectancy of any country in the world, but it's not just a matter of genes and dumb luck. According to a recent study, Japanese citizens owe their longevity to dietary guidelines introduced in 2000, which have been linked to a 15 percent reduction in...

Coca-Cola's quack science on parade: Diet Coke is healthier than water, Coke-funded scientists now claim

4/3/2016 - According to a ridiculous new obesity study from the University of Bristol, drinking Diet Coke and other diet drinks is healthier than drinking water ... What? As reported by the Alliance for Natural Health, the lead scientist of the study, Peter Rogers, has stated that, "the balance of evidence...

More than half of the standard American diet consists of 'ultra-processed' foods

4/1/2016 - Although more and more people are jumping on board the natural foods bandwagon, the bulk of the American diet still consists of ultra-processed foods. That is at least according to the insights of a recent study published in the online journal BMJ Open, which found that ultra-processed foods account...

Suffering from Inflammatory Bowel Disease? A healthy diet may help ease your pain

3/13/2016 - Not to be confused with Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS), which is a non-inflammatory condition, Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD) now affects an estimated 1.4 million Americans, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. IBD, which includes Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis,...

Ditch the addictive Adderall: What is ADHD and can changing your diet reverse it?

3/11/2016 - The condition known as ADHD – Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder – is largely treated with potentially harmful and addictive medications like Adderall, but it doesn't have to be. In fact, according to a growing body of research, adjusting dietary intake can go a long way towards helping...

Malnutrition and mental illness: Why a healthy diet is crucial for protecting your child's brain function

3/6/2016 - Line up at the nearest Pizza Hut food buffet or McDonald's trough and look around. While we are eating more than ever, we are starving like never before. Our blood, tissues, organs and every cell in our body is starving for nutrition. White bread, made from bleached white flour, is literally stripped...

America's junk food diet could lead to fatal heart attacks in majority of children, suggests vegetarian doctor

3/5/2016 - Dr. Charles R. Attwood, a board certified pediatrician and Fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics, has spent 35 years teaching the world about the impacts of nutrition and fitness. His involvement in national health and nutrition policy is the reason the 1996 U.S. Dietary Guidelines for Americans...

Sugar and fat are bad for your brain

3/4/2016 - A growing body of research suggests that a Western diet high in sugar and fat may cause brain damage, which in turn reduces your ability to decide how much you should eat, according to an article published in The Conversation by American University neuroscientists Terry Davidson and Camille Sample. Davidson...

High sugar diet found to be as damaging to your brain as being abused

2/29/2016 - Imagine constantly being yelled at, physically harmed, and witnessing traumatic events on a daily basis. Obviously, such abuse and stress isn't healthy or enjoyable, so you'd do your best to try to avoid such situations, right? Well, according to a recent study published in Frontiers in Molecular...

Junk-food addict turned nutritionist suffered from embarrassing fart attacks before realizing her diet was to blame

2/14/2016 - That old saying "You are what you eat" has proven to withstand the tests of time, and is more true today than ever before. Author Kelly Hayford, a junk-food addict turned nutritionist, understands this better than most, and shares her journey (which includes some embarrassing moments) to becoming a...

Why you should avoid scammy diet pills

2/13/2016 - A 25-year-old British man recently had to have part of his leg surgically removed, after dangerous online diet pills caused his body to heat up so much that it cooked his muscles. Lewis Brown had been a bodybuilding fanatic since age 20, and had used steroids and intense workouts to bulk up from...

Twisted: Coca-Cola funded study says that diet soda is healthier than water

2/6/2016 - If your best friend told you that drinking diet soda is healthier than drinking water, would you believe them? What about if a doctor said it? According to a new study published in the International Journal of Obesity, low-energy sweetener consumption can help you reduce your energy intake and even...

MIND diet, healthy fats and smoothies are crucial for preventing Alzheimer's disease, research shows

1/24/2016 - When a loved one begins to struggle with extreme memory loss and cognitive impairment, we may suddenly be overcome with a loss of words. As dementia or Alzheimer's overtakes a loved one, we often see it as some genetic curse, a tragic genetic code we could never overwrite. But in the field of epigenetics...

Editorial - Dietetics board warned: Act now or be sued

12/8/2015 - It is only a matter of time before an organization or individual sues the state over our job licensing laws. A U.S. Supreme Court ruling issued last year paved the way for this to happen. As of now, at least one group has warned the state to address the mess. A copy of its letter to Gov. Terry Branstad...

Diet Coke found to dramatically raise risk of heart attacks

11/17/2015 - Drinking just two sweetened beverages per day — including "diet" drinks — can raise your risk of heart failure by nearly 25 percent, according to a study conducted by researchers from the Karolinska Institute in Sweden and published in the journal Heart. Although prior studies have linked...

Sugar causes more health damage than you're being told, study claims

11/12/2015 - Sugar causes even more health damage than has been previously believed, suggests a study conducted by researchers from Touro University and the University of California-San Francisco Benioff Children's Hospital that was published in the journal Obesity. The researchers found that when they replaced...

Low-fat diets don't work: Doctors totally full of bunk for at least a decade

11/10/2015 - Most people are so focused on counting calories that they bypass what's really destroying the function of their glands and the balance of their hormones. It's easy to blame the fats in food for weight gain, but it's the food's chemicals that are destroying a person's metabolism, causing them weight...

Vegetarian diet reduces cancer risk by up to 43% in new study

11/6/2015 - Good news for vegetable lovers and those who enjoy a dietary lifestyle primarily consisting of such foods: A recent study has found that a vegetarian diet can reduce a person's risk of developing colorectal cancers when compared to their meat-eating counterparts. Researchers from Loma Linda University...

Low-carb diet almost kills new mom

10/27/2015 - A 32-year-old Swedish mom was rushed to the hospital with a life-threatening condition after going on a strict low-carbohydrate, high-fat (LCHF) diet to lose her baby weight. When they brought her in, she suffered from severe nausea, vomiting, heart palpitations, trembling and spasms in her limbs. When...

USDA submits to meat industry; retracts advice urging Americans to consider sustainability, eat healthier

10/7/2015 7:00:39 PM - This news is the type that could make ordinary readers cynical. In this story, there are no good guys, only bad ones — sellouts with compromised integrity, more specifically. On the one hand, you have agricultural giants that prefer to pursue profits at the expense of human health and sustainability....

Foods to avoid with multiple sclerosis and other autoimmune diseases

10/1/2015 - If you have MS, it is long past time for you to choose to eat the healthiest possible diet. Let's face it, your immune system is in free fall. It is so confused, it is attacking the myelin sheath that coats your nerves and possibly your nerves as well. You know how serious this is. You know the devastation...

Wheat and multiple sclerosis - why and how gluten exacerbates symptoms

9/30/2015 - There are many people who believe the whole "gluten intolerance" "gluten free diet" craze is nothing more than a sham, another diet scam created to market specialized foods to the masses. They are wrong. Unfortunately, many of them will continue to suffer from autoimmune diseases or other chronic conditions...

Expert: Relying on willpower alone is a sure way to diet failure

9/20/2015 - An estimated 45 million Americans go on a diet annually, spending a whopping $33 billion on weight-loss products to achieve their slimming goals. Unfortunately, it's no secret that many of these people eventually stray from their healthy habits, giving into several slices of pizza or check-out aisle...

Naturally Reverse Gray Hair

9/17/2015 - My first gray hairs appeared when I was 24-years-old. I was standing in a checkout line with a good friend, buying my baby boy a gift for his first birthday. My friend shrieked when she saw my first two gray hairs, and she automatically reached to pluck them out. I grabbed her hand and emphatically...

Diet myth busted: Real-life Paleo Diet included carbohydrates for essential brain development

9/2/2015 - The evolutionary claims of Paleo Diet proponents do not hold water, according to a paper published by researchers from the University of Chicago in the Quarterly Review of Biology. Instead, evidence from a wide variety of disciplines suggests that carbohydrates from starchy vegetables formed an important...

Eating fried foods can increase your risk of deadly heart disease by 56%

9/1/2015 - Eating a "Southern diet" heavy on fried foods, processed meats and sugary drinks increases the risk of heart disease by more than half, according to a study conducted by researchers from the University of Alabama-Birmingham and published in the journal Circulation. Heart disease is the top killer...

Processed grains, white bread, pasta cause huge blood sugar spikes linked to depression

8/30/2015 - A diet high in processed grains such as white bread, white flour and sugar could increase the risk of depression in older women, according to a study conducted by researchers from Columbia University that was published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition. In contrast, a diet high in whole...

GMO soybean oil found to cause diabetes, obesity at higher rate than sugar

8/27/2015 - Soybean oil is more likely to induce diabetes and metabolic syndrome than pure fructose, according to a study conducted by researchers from the University of California-Riverside and published in the journal PLOS ONE. "That was a surprise, given that most people think that unsaturated fatty acids...

Beyond diet and exercise: Most doctors still ignore the 'secret' to optimal healing

8/27/2015 - If you or someone you know gets diagnosed with cancer or any other life-threatening disease – what should you do? Conventionally speaking, the answer has been to 'declare war' on the illness and expose the body to a variety of toxic chemicals and risky surgical procedures, while ignoring the true...

Texas woman becomes weight loss sensation after ditching diets, losing 160 pounds with healthy food choices

8/20/2015 6:34:55 PM - Forget fad diets... and don't leap into unhealthy shortcuts like bariatric surgery. The new weight loss paradigm is based on making informed, daily choices about healthy eating. Using this simple system of avoiding liquid sugars and eating whole foods like quinoa and fresh vegetables, a Texas woman...

Diaper rash, cloth diapers, and breastfeeding - what you need to know

8/18/2015 - When babies develop diaper rashes, the first assumption is that the baby is not being changed often enough or quickly enough after wetting or soiling the diaper. If this is not the case, the diapers are questioned – especially when using cloth diapers. Diapers are boiled and/or hung outside to...

Vegetarians who eat fish have lower cancer risk: Study

8/10/2015 - Most people have heard by now that increased consumption of meat can be a major risk factor for cancer development - especially when it comes to cancer of the colon. And despite loud protests by the meat industry itself, evidence continues to mount that there is indeed a link between a diet high in...

Artificial sweeteners cause heart failure, diabetes, high blood pressure and other health problems, study suggests

8/6/2015 - In light of a recent study finding that nearly 200,000 people per year are killed by sugar-sweetened beverages, some people might be tempted to switch to diet soft drinks instead. The information from this study was presented at the 63rd Annual Scientific Session of the American College of Cardiology...

North Carolina pushing bill to eliminate free speech, prohibit sharing of nutritional information for sick children

8/1/2015 - The same folks in North Carolina that tried to sue blogger Steve Cooksey simply for sharing information online about how to treat diabetes naturally are now going after all speech related to health and nutrition. The North Carolina Board of Dietetics/Nutrition (NCBDN) has launched an all-out assault...

MSM finally admits Western diets lack nutrition and cause disease... a decade after independent media sounded the alarm

7/20/2015 - The mainstream media and their high-paying pharmaceutical sponsors make it seem like disease is random, striking people without warning. In this way of thinking, people start to feel like helpless victims. They can quickly become scared and lose touch with their bodies and minds. They start lining up...

Manage ADHD naturally - 5 things you can do to help your child be healthy and focused

7/18/2015 - If your child is challenged with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, chances are you have both doctors and educators demanding you put your child on medication. Take heart. There are natural ways to help your child. First and foremost, diet plays a crucial and primary role in managing your...

Fiber-rich diet may reduce colon cancer risk

7/16/2015 - The numbers, quite frankly, are grim: Colon cancer is the second leading cause of cancer death in America and the fourth leading cause of cancer death globally. And even if the colon cancer is not fatal, it can lead to radiation or chemotherapy as well as surgical removal of the colon and the placement...

Five-day 'fasting' diet miraculously slows aging, can prevent death from heart disease, cancer and diabetes

7/15/2015 - Researchers from the University of Southern California (USC) have developed a diet that creates the same health effects as long-term calorie restrictions such as fasts if followed for just five days a month. "I think based on the markers for ageing and disease in humans it has the potential to add...

Candida causing foods to avoid on an anti-fungal diet or detox

7/12/2015 - Candida is a more common problem than most people realize. The right supplements can certainly help, but unfortunately, Candida albicans and other species of Candida (there are over 20 of them) will bounce back if you do not follow the most effective and necessary change – radically changing your...

Vegetarian diet linked to reduced risk of colon cancer

7/9/2015 9:35:38 AM - Colon cancer is a serious issue in the United States, particularly for those over 50. It is one of the most frequently diagnosed forms of this disease. Even if it is not fatal, it can often have serious consequences. One common treatment for colon cancer is colon re-sectioning, which is the surgical...

Biotech industry uses Roundup-contaminated GMOs as control group feed in fraudulent animal studies

7/9/2015 - The rodent feed used for control groups in laboratory studies -- including studies on the safety of genetically modified organisms (GMOs) and pesticides -- is widely contaminated with those same GMOs and pesticides as well as toxic metals and PCBs, according to a study conducted by researchers from...

Researchers say nutrition and diet essential for improving mental health

7/8/2015 - It's no secret that a healthy dietary lifestyle goes hand in hand with improved physical health. Certain foods can help stave off cancer recurrences, keep diabetes at bay and lead to weight loss. However, many foods also play a role in mental health. How certain foods impact mental well-being has...

Flavonoid-rich diet may reduce risk of diabetes: Study

7/3/2015 - Anyone who reads the paper or keeps up with the news has probably heard about what medical experts are dubbing the "epidemic" of diabetes. In the United States alone, there are between 25 and 30 million diabetics, and about 7 million of those are undiagnosed (and of course untreated). Diabetes can hit...

Chronic health issues? It may be time to go against the grain

6/30/2015 - I really hate food labels, food pyramids, the USDA, and the FDA. (Story by Daisy Luther, republished from TheOrganicPrepper.ca) All of the stuff that they say are good for you are bad for you. And the things they say are bad for you are actually good for you. Here's why: of course, it all boils...

Is your Paleo diet making you irritable, depressed and sleep deprived?

6/29/2015 - Struggling with mood swings, anxiety, brain fog or fatigue? If so, you may be GABA compromised. An important neurotransmitter that contributes to our overall sense of well-being, GABA production can become severely disrupted by chronic stress and during the dark winter months. Gut flora imbalance, environmental...

How a fruit diet can help beat cancer

6/24/2015 2:38:06 AM - The idea of an all-fruit diet may seem off-putting for some individuals. Fruit, or actually, the sugar it contains, is quite misunderstood. Sugar is generally thought of as a bad food to consume. However, fruit can help beat cancer, despite its sugary content. An all-fruit diet is used to describe a...

Mediterranean diet can reduce memory loss by 24%

6/23/2015 - Research shows that eating a Mediterranean diet can reduce memory and thinking decline by 24%. The Mediterranean diet, previously prescribed to prevent heart disease and promote weight loss, has also been shown to increase longevity and prevent depression. The Mediterranean diet is a plant-based diet...

Mediterranean diet enriched with olive oil boosts bone health, study

6/22/2015 - Bone health is not something that most people think about until it becomes an issue, which usually happens later in life. While men and women can both suffer from weakening of the bones, it is a particular issue for women, especially after they hit menopause. This is because of the drop in estrogen...

Herbs and diet to kill Candida and other fungal, yeast infections

6/21/2015 9:18:34 PM - Diet is Key. Without changing the diet, all of the supplements and medications in the world won't rid the body of Candida. The right food is the best medicine; it restricts the growth of Candida and aids in the growth of beneficial bacteria. A Candida diet must eliminate some of the foods that you...

Studies show diet soda is linked to belly fat, type 2 diabetes and obesity

6/19/2015 - While most people who drink diet soda probably know it isn't the healthiest choice, they still may be under the mistaken impression that it will keep their weight down. Scientific studies emphasize this is not true. This was made clear in a recent study published in the Journal of the American Geriatrics...

Low-fat diets are harmful to human health

6/5/2015 12:17:56 PM - Low-fat diets sound like a good way to lose weight and get healthy, but when it comes down to nutrition, a low-fat diet actually does more harm than good, depriving cells of key components. Strangely, the federal government's 2015 Dietary Guidelines for Americans Committee (DGAC) came out in support...

Does informed medical consent really exist?

5/30/2015 - It could be argued that informed consent establishes the basis of any doctor patient relationship. It is defined as permission given to a physician to perform any type of treatment after the patient has been told all of the possible risks and benefits of that treatment. It is permission granted with...

Low carb diets can boost weight loss and improve cardiovascular health

5/27/2015 - Low carb diets, including the ketogenic diet, have been controversial for decades. The belief that fats are bad while carbohydrates are good, which has its origins in scientifically questionable studies from the 1950s, still assumes a strong hold over public consciousness. However, the tides are...

Mediterranean diet, olive oil, and nuts improve brain health, memory, and thinking ability

5/25/2015 - The Mediterranean diet has long been researched and touted for its many benefits. High in nutrients and antioxidants, several studies have linked this type of diet to a lower risk of obesity, heart disease, stroke and dementia. According to a new clinical study, a Mediterranean diet rich in nuts...

FDA, FTC asked to stop Coca-Cola, Pepsi from falsely advertising unhealthy "diet" soda

5/23/2015 - How is it that a product that can make people gain weight is allowed to be labeled as "diet"? Doesn't that word imply that it aids in shedding pounds and is something that those hoping to lose or maintain weight should gravitate towards? Coca-Cola Co. and PepsiCo Inc.'s advertising and overall branding...

Researchers find that 'quality' diets high in fruits and vegetables, low in sodium are good for kidneys

5/20/2015 - Many health-minded people often question whether or not a medication prescribed to treat their condition will ultimately be helpful; it's not uncommon for many to wonder if the drugs will do more harm to their body than good. In many instances, people opt to avoid conventional medications and treatments...

The astonishing radioprotective effects of MISO explained: Nagasaki, Hiroshima and Chernobyl survivors speak out... eat to live!

5/19/2015 - One of the most amazing chapters in the true history of healing foods comes from the final chapter of World War II, in the aftermath of the United States' dropping of two atomic bombs on civilian populations in Japan. Millions of innocent civilians were exposed to extreme levels of ionizing radiation,...

Seven reasons why natural cancer remedies sometimes fail

5/16/2015 - Mainstream medicine has ways of disguising the fact that their treatments often lead to the demise of cancer patients. It's easy to claim that the patient simply died of cancer, not chemotherapy poisoning or radiation damage. Their rate of reversing cancer is dismal, even as they play linguistic...

Scientists call out junk food companies that blame lack of exercise for their products' negative health effects

5/9/2015 - Fast food companies use tactics reminiscent of Big Tobacco in their efforts to convince people that exercise can make up for the effects of a terrible diet, according to a scorching editorial in the British Journal of Sports Medicine authored by scientists from the University of California-Davis, University...

What does your gut tell you?

5/7/2015 - Have you ever heard the expression, "my gut tells me...?" Many people use some form of that expression to refer to how they feel about something or the impression they get. However, in a more literal sense, what does your gut tell YOU? If you pay attention close enough to it, you'll know what it's telling...

High colon cancer risk caused by Western junk food can be reversed with healthy, high-fiber diets, study proves

5/6/2015 - Switching from a Western diet high in meat and fat to a diet rich in vegetables and beans may reduce a person's risk of colon cancer in just two weeks, according to a study conducted by researchers from the University of Pittsburgh and Imperial College London and published in the journal Nature Communications....

Flashback: State nutrition boards tried to outlaw websites discussing nutrition

5/5/2015 - The effort by governments and mega-corporations to hide valuable information from the public regarding the foods they eat is not a new development by a long shot. In fact, just a few months ago, reports surfaced that efforts to keep vital, up-to-date nutrition data out of the public's hands were thwarted. In...

Pepsi drops aspartame from diet soda as consumers reject toxic sweetener

4/24/2015 - After more than two decades of sweetening its sodas with aspartame -- a chemical sweetener that more and more consumers equate with a neurological poison -- PepsiCo has announced it's dropping the chemical and replacing it with sucralose. The dropping of aspartame from its sodas is yet another monumental...

MSM claims new study shows dietary fat leads to depression - here's what they aren't telling you about their flawed conclusion

4/22/2015 - In response to a recent study in Biological Psychiatry, news media have been making claims like "diets high in fat can lead to... depression and behavior changes." These claims are inaccurate for two reasons: 1) not all fats are the same, and 2) the researchers found no such thing. The study,...

GMO soybean oil causes obesity, diabetes, fatty liver, but propagandists say it's 'healthier' than non-GMO soybean oil

4/5/2015 - Of all the seed oil produced in the US, 90 percent comes from soybeans. The shelf life and temperature stability of soybean oil is increased through the process of hydrogenation, which also generates unhealthy trans fats in the oil. DuPont developed genetically modified soybean oil that has a fatty...

Fad diets and the decline of the American diet

4/3/2015 - In every measurable way, Americans are in worse health than ever before. It is widely predicted that our lifespan is shortening; the generations that came before us will outlive us, and we are likely to outlive the generations that succeed us. Most Americans simply want to lose weight, but some aspire...

Is the Paleo Diet the healthiest diet to hit mainstream?

3/31/2015 - The paleo diet has been around for more than forty years, but recently, it has enjoyed a resurgence in popularity. At present, it is one of the most popular diet trends in America. This comeback in popularity is due in part to its new supporters, including the Crossfit movement and Hollywood celebrities...

Woman turns to raw foods, heals self from thyroid cancer

3/22/2015 - When Dr. Ruby Lathon, an engineering professional, was diagnosed with thyroid cancer, she dreaded the thought of undergoing surgery and taking medications. While such treatments are typically the go-to solution in situations like hers, such drastic measures were something she hoped to avoid. So, whereas...

Diet soda contributes to weight gain and belly fat research shows

3/20/2015 12:53:40 PM - New research reports that drinking diet sodas cause people to gain weight and develop more belly fat than others. Belly fat is associated with increased risk for heart disease and diabetes. This fat, called visceral fat, is located between the abdominal muscles and the skin. Research shows that people...

"Settled" science was totally wrong yet again: Cholesterol in foods does not cause heart disease

3/10/2015 - Potentially reversing almost 40 years of government policy, the top nutrition advisory board for the United States has dropped its warning against dietary cholesterol. The Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee concluded that no evidence supports a link between dietary cholesterol and heart disease. Even...

Orthorexia Nervosa - New mental disorder aimed at people who insist on eating a clean diet

3/6/2015 - In a world where meaning is malleable, you can twist the truth however you want. You can create a story to make worthwhile endeavors look bad. You can make harmful practices appear attractive. The mental health system has recently taken a shot at making healthy food choices appear dangerous, if you...

How to age gracefully (for women)

3/6/2015 - You're getting older. You've earned those wrinkles along with every gray hair on your head. You've done a lot of living, but you've decided you'd like to stick around for many more years. The thing is, you'd like the coming years to be quality years - happy, healthy years. Vibrant health is within...

Autoimmune disease, the body's betrayal - How to heal

2/21/2015 - When you think of disease, life-threatening disease, what first comes to mind? Cancer? Heart disease? According to the National Institute of Health (NIH), 9 million Americans suffer from Cancer on an annual basis; 22 million suffer from heart disease. Autoimmune disease beats them both with an annual...

How I replaced my prescription medications with diet and essential oils

2/7/2015 - I was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis (MS) in March 2014. Today, 11 months later , my symptoms are virtually gone. Not only are my MS symptoms gone, but I am no longer taking medications for the other disease symptoms that I suffered with for more than 30 years, like asthma and migraines. I'm 98%...

Another "shocker" from the American Cancer Society

2/5/2015 - Cancer patients and their loved ones are often in a state of shock immediately following a new diagnosis. But soon after, they will be searching for answers about treatment options and ways to improve their chances for survival. As they seek out this critical information, many will turn to the American...

Consume more fiber and slash your mortality risk by 16 percent

1/26/2015 - You've probably heard it or read it before: The importance of including high fiber foods in our diet. Most probably consider this is good for being "regular" with bowel movements, nothing more than that. But according to a recent epidemiological meta-analysis, it can be a matter of longer life or...

Avocados can reduce the risk of heart disease, study finds

1/22/2015 - It's not difficult to find research exposing the many health benefits of avocados. Studies show that these pear-shaped fruits, which are native to Mexico and Central America, are packed with essential nutrients that can aid weight loss, boost vision and guard us from cancer. Moreover, avocados are rich...

Research indicates that nutritional pH balance is key to health

1/20/2015 - Most people in our society carry an excess of acidic wastes. This creates a significant burden in the body. The blood stream must be at a 7.365 pH level, if it rises or falls one tenth of a pH unit it creates an extreme emergency. If blood pH moves two tenths either way, it's lethal. Research indicates...

10 reasons to ditch the diet soda and artificially sweetened gum

1/15/2015 - First of all, artificial sweeteners are linked to diabetes, so let's not even go there. According to a new study, reaching for "fake" sugars means trading calories for type 2 diabetes -- no thanks! A better choice would be to eat organic honey and exercise, but doctors don't tell you that. So we turn...

Healthy high-fat diet protects the brain from aging

1/9/2015 - A diet high in healthy fats may actually slow the aging process, including stemming off the brain degeneration associated with Alzheimer's and Parkinson's diseases, according to a study conducted by researchers from the Center for Healthy Aging, University of Copenhagen and the Nationals Institute of...

Candida albicans - The foundation of illness

12/22/2014 - The most common fungus to negatively affect humans, Candida albicans, primarily colonizes the skin and the mucosal membranes of the mouth, genitals, and digestive tract. There are also a few other types of Candida that can impact our health as well; all strains respond well to naturopathic treatment. Conventional...

Mediterranean diet slows cellular aging, study shows

12/15/2014 - It's no secret that the quest for maintaining longevity is a long sought-after goal for many people. A bevy of options exist, from certain exercise regimens and essential oils to fad diets and creams, many of which promise to keep aging and overall health decline at bay. However, according to a recent...

The clock is ticking: quit smoking, quit diet soda, and start exercising for 2015!

12/15/2014 - Are you sick of "trying" to quit cigarettes? You've tried to lose weight before, right? You don't have time to exercise or you just don't feel like it. Has this line of questioning hit a nerve? That's not the intention. The two BIGGEST hooks in the bad health "arena" are cigarettes and diet soda, and...

Google chairman Eric Schmidt pretends to drink Diet Coke in bizarre marketing stunt

12/14/2014 - Students attending a panel discussion with Google Chairman Eric Schmidt, that took place at Yale University's School of Management last year, thought they were there to learn more about the globalization of technology. But a video montage of what actually took place at the creepy event reveals that...

Had eczema for first 7 years of her life, now healed by raw food diet

12/14/2014 - When she was just a baby, Ulla Kaczmarek's daughter Maya had eczema flare-ups that covered her body from head to toe.(1) The patchy spots were undone by pediatrician-recommended steroids and the advice to replace cow's milk with goat's milk. Everyone was elated when her scaly skin started...

A handful of walnuts each day can help keep breast cancer away

12/10/2014 - A powerful defense against breast cancer might just be found in the daily habit of eating walnuts. Researchers at Marshall University in Virginia have discovered that breast cancer risk dropped significantly in lab animals who ate a regular diet that included a modest amount of the nut. Lead researcher...

Adherence to Mediterranean diet improves kidney health, study finds

12/9/2014 - Of all the diets out there with their ballyhoo promotions by advocates, it appears that the Mediterranean Diet is the most studied of all. Maybe because it's the most accessible for those who actually buy food and cook, and maybe because it fulfills the palate's various taste sensations so liberally. Usually,...

7 foods to include in your diet to suppress appetite, feel full and control weight

11/30/2014 - Managing and maintaining a healthy weight is an on-going, conscious task for many of us; even avid gym-goers have to deal with daily dietary decisions. Fine dining at fancy restaurants, sweet desserts and attractive cocktails are just a few of life's temptations, making the balance between exercising...

Vitamins and diet to help you stop smoking naturally

11/14/2014 - So you've decided to go cold turkey? You can white knuckle it and try to make it through on your own, or you can relieve much of the stress from withdrawals with the following supplements. Vitamins and minerals to take to help quit smoking: Vitamin C - 1,000 mg twice daily (remember to titrate...

Mediterranean diet can reverse metabolic disorder, lower risk of diabetes, obesity, heart disease

11/11/2014 - The Mediterranean diet doesn't just protect against heart disease: It may actually reverse metabolic syndrome, a cluster of symptoms linked to heart disease and diabetes. The findings came from a study conducted by researchers from the Universitat Rovira i Virgili and the Hospital Universitari de...

Do we really need supplements or can we get all our nutrition from food?

11/8/2014 - The simple answer is yes and yes. Ideally, all of the nutrition we need can come from the food we eat. Unfortunately, in today's world, it usually doesn't. Even if food was grown in nutrient dense soil without contaminates, much of the nutrition is lost in its journey from the field to our table....

Beyond obesity: Western diet shown to make people stupid

10/12/2014 - Eating junk food doesn't just make you fat -- it also makes you stupid. Researchers from Australia came to this conclusion after evaluating the dietary habits of young teenagers as part of a large study, determining that those who consume a high amount of soft drinks, fried foods and other processed...

New to natural health? Three steps to get healthy

9/25/2014 - If you've made the decision that you are truly ready to change your lifestyle and claim your birthright of vibrant health, these are the basic steps that most people need to take in order to restore their health: Eat Right If you drill down health to its most critical and essential element, diet...

Healthy diet at midlife lowers risk of dementia by 90%

9/22/2014 - While studies in the past have acknowledged the role that specific foods play in mental wellness and the reduction of age induced problems such as dementia, a new study looks at the diet as a whole. The findings are a strong indicator that what you eat during midlife will have a powerful impact on...

One diet does not have to fit all for weight loss

9/22/2014 - Weight Watchers, Fit Female Club, Jenny Craig...etc. whichever weight loss program you choose it seems they all add up to weight loss via their low-fat or low-carbohydrate diets. Recent research has determined that there is little difference among the weight loss programs used (which were unnamed in...

Max Gerson - Another doctor who cured cancer naturally

9/20/2014 - Max Gerson did not set out to cure cancer, his first goal was to cure migraines, his own affliction. After developing a diet that alleviated his headaches, he recommended his diet to his patients who suffered from migraines. One of his patients not only recovered from migraines, his skin tuberculosis...

The impact your diet can have on PMS and menstruation

9/19/2014 - You may be reading this and wonder why a man (especially one who is not a doctor) would write about an issue that involves the female anatomy such as PMS and the menstruation period. The author of this article claims no expertise on this subject but rather only seeks to provide information that might...

A little saturated fat never killed anyone

9/15/2014 - The theory that saturated fat is unhealthy has been around for a number of years, with Ancel Keys' research into diet and cholesterol being a primary part during the mid-1900s. The early research of cholesterol awareness and the nutrients needed to live prompted Keys to theorize that saturated fat,...

Which causes cancer more quickly: cigarettes, diet soda or GMOs?

9/9/2014 - Some people believe that regularly smoking the 7,000 chemicals in commercial cigarettes is the quickest way to get cancer in the world. Other folks believe that artificial sweeteners, because they taste so sweet, trick the body into ingesting them and are the "Trojan horses" of the food industry, causing...

UK spends millions per year on drug for disease that's preventable through diet and exercise

8/19/2014 - A recent article published in the The Telegraph, a major United Kingdom newspaper, investigated the high cost of diabetes drugs and how they're draining the coffers of the UK's National Health Service (NHS), Great Britain's government medical care system. The article mentioned that perhaps prevention...

Just two servings of pistachios a day improves cardiovascular health in type 2 diabetes patients

8/7/2014 2:41:34 PM - Type 2 diabetics could significantly improve their bodies' responses to stress simply by eating two servings of pistachios per day, according to a recent study conducted by researchers from Penn State University and published in the Journal of the American Heart Association. "In adults with diabetes,...

How acidic foods are compromising health

8/6/2014 - When people hear the words 'acidic foods' it is likely that they think of many of the citrus fruits, such as oranges, lemons and grapefruits, that often have high levels of acidity. However, health experts say that these foods are actually beneficial to the body and do not cause it to produce high levels...

Study finds beef the most environmentally harmful animal product in American diet

7/24/2014 - Yet another reason to remove meat from diets has surfaced, this time from a study that identified the most environmentally harmful animal product in the American diet as beef. (1) The study, which was conducted as part of a collaborative effort from several respectable institutions, aimed to show that...

Latest study shows link between vegetarian diet and longevity, also notes environmental benefits

7/20/2014 - There are many reasons why one makes a certain dietary choice. From hoping to heal a specific health condition to seeking to avoid some of the dangers known to exist in many food manufacturing methods (or both), several people embrace a vegetarian lifestyle. However, others have said that such a lifestyle...

Omega-3 supplements improve joint health, lessen severity of osteoarthritis and provide a host of other health benefits

7/16/2014 - Omega-3 fatty acids may improve joint health and reduce the risk and severity of arthritis, according to a study conducted by researchers from Duke University and published in the Annals of the Rheumatic Diseases on July 11. The findings suggest that, contrary to prior belief, the types of fats that...

Poor diet and lifestyle choices increases early mortality risk by 250%

7/11/2014 - Medical professionals from the University of Zurich have compiled important public health results that can be used in counseling and primary care to slash the risk of early death. Their conclusion was general, stating that people can live longer due to an active lifestyle, more fruit and vegetable...

Amount of phthalates in average American diet exceeds EPA threshold, study finds

7/11/2014 - A young child consuming a typical US diet is exposed to phthalate levels more than twice as high as those considered safe by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), according to a study conducted by researchers from the University of Washington and published in the journal Environmental Health in...

Is the GAPS diet right for you?

7/11/2014 - One of the more controversial healing diets to hit the natural health scene, the GAPS Diet, is named after Dr. Natasha Campbell-McBride's book that first described it in 2007, Gut and Psychology Syndrome. Suggesting that people get sick because of damage done to the gut, it is basically a food guide...

Adding almonds to diet improves cardiovascular health

7/5/2014 - Eating a diet rich in almonds improves blood vessel health and reduces the risk of cardiovascular disease, according to a study conducted by researchers from Aston University and published in the journal Free Radical Research. "Our study confirms that almonds are a superfood," lead researcher Helen...

Improper nutrition linked to oral health problems

7/4/2014 - Today, taking care of teeth is about more than going to the dentist every six months. In fact, what a person eats outside of those two visits is essential for oral and overall health. According to the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, ". . . nutrition is an integral component of oral health" and...

New study shows drinking diet soda daily may severely increase risk of heart attack and stroke

7/4/2014 - Regular diet soda consumption may significantly raise your risk of heart attack and stroke, according to a study conducted by researchers from the University of Miami and published in the Journal of General Internal Medicine. Researchers surveyed 2,564 residents of New York City over the age of 68...

Switching to a vegetarian diet can increase longevity by 20 percent and help reduce greenhouse gas emissions

7/2/2014 - Saving the planet and extending one's lifespan in the process could be as simple as switching to a vegetarian diet, according to a new study out of California. Researchers from Loma Linda University say that sticking with fruits, vegetables, beans and nuts rather than meat products may help boost longevity...

Reduce your cancer risk with these 5 new diet rules

6/26/2014 - Cancer is a word that strikes fear in even the most indifferent of people. Though there are certain genetic factors that seem to predispose an individual to being diagnosed with certain types of this disease, this does not mean they have no options for prevention. In fact, there are numerous ways...

Oxygenating your body's cells can reduce inflammation and insulin resistance

6/23/2014 - For the first time, researchers have uncovered the mechanism by which an unhealthy diet leads to type 2 diabetes, in a study conducted by researchers from the University of California, San Diego, and published in the journal Cell on June 5. "We've described the etiology of obesity-related diabetes....

Gluten-free diet improves brain function, intestinal health in celiacs

6/17/2014 5:30:08 PM - A gluten-free diet may improve cognitive function in people with celiac disease, in addition to its previously proven benefits for intestinal health, according to a recent study conducted by Australian researchers and published in the journal Alimentary Pharmacology & Therapeutics. "The study outcomes...

Healthy diet before pregnancy significantly lowers risk of having preterm birth later

6/16/2014 - New research conducted at the University of Adelaide and published in The Journal of Nutrition has shown that women who consumed a poor diet before conceiving had roughly 50 percent higher risk of having a preterm birth as compared to those who ate a healthy diet. This is the first piece of research...

Diet changes that may help reduce cancer risk

6/16/2014 - With the incidences of cancer seeming to rise frequently according to the media outlets, many people wonder if there is anything they can do in order to significantly reduce that risk. While a diagnosis of cancer can be a devastating blow, there are some steps that people can take to reduce their risk...

The blood type diet eating guidelines

6/13/2014 - There are many theories on how an individual should eat, and many diets have been created as a result of these beliefs. Whether a person eats vegetarian, vegan, Paleo or intuitively, it is a very personal decision based on experience and individual needs. However, if someone prefers a more scientific...

How eating a plant-based diet can save the world

6/13/2014 - It seems that we are heading toward an environmental crisis. Global temperatures are rising; ice caps are melting, and much of our green land is turning to desert. Resources such as water and fossil fuels are becoming scarce, whilst the demand for them increases due to growing populations and widespread...

Low-carb vegan diet found to reduce weight gain and heart attack risk

6/10/2014 - A low-carb, vegan diet may reduce the risk of heart disease by 10 percent over the course of a decade, according to a study conducted by researchers from the University of Toronto, St. Michael's Hospital (Toronto), Boston Children's Hospital, Harvard Medical School, New York Medical College and Solae...

10 Amazing diet secrets to lower cholesterol naturally

6/8/2014 - Approximately 71 million adults suffer from high cholesterol, and only a third of these have it under control. (1) Considering that the condition significantly increases the risk of heart disease, management of high cholesterol is critically important. (2) While many Americans turn to prescription meds...

Raised on raw: Is a raw food diet good for children?

6/8/2014 - Every day, Levi Bowland eats a raw vegan diet that consists of melons, several bananas, salads, sprouts and foods that are never heated above 118 degrees Fahrenheit (1). While raw food advocates like David Wolfe maintain that "[c]ooked food is dead, lifeless, and boring," (2) others warn that the dietary...

Diabetic diet secrets revealed: 7 foods that help halt diabetes and initiate self-healing

6/6/2014 - Diabetes mellitus, according to the Mayo Clinic's disease definition page (1) is a group of diseases that all affect how your body processes the sugars that come from you diet. Commonly referred to as glucose, the sugar in your blood literally feeds all of your cells. Blood sugar is your body's energy...

Eco-Atkins diet is a low-carb vegan diet that may slash heart risk by 10 percent

5/31/2014 - The Atkins diet may be a popular way to achieve fast weight loss results; however, it's not without intense scrutiny from animal-rights activists, those who enjoy healthier ways of eating and, of course, medical experts who warn that the diet can lead to health problems such as increased cholesterol...

Donuts may be causing your depression

5/30/2014 - Can donuts and processed foods like them be causing people to become depressed? Researchers say the evidence suggests that is the case. We already know that the average lousy American diet can cause obesity, which then can lead to diabetes, heart disease, high blood pressure and some cancers. But...

A diabetes diet for people who have tried everything else: this diet will change your life

5/28/2014 2:48:30 AM - Hearing your doctor say that you have diabetes is a life-altering moment. You know instinctively that everything about your life has changed. What you eat, how and when you exercise, whether you can travel and even the type of work you do will now be seen through the filter of this diagnosis. Nothing...

Type 2 diabetes diet: What to eat, what to avoid and how to get healthier with every meal

5/27/2014 2:43:44 AM - There are two types of diabetes. Type 1 usually appears in childhood, and its symptoms can be quite abrupt and severe. Type 2 diabetes is more common, and its symtoms present more gradually. It can develop at any age and is considered preventable. Early symptoms of the disease can include fatigue, unexplained...

What you eat changes gene expression for colorectal cancer

5/24/2014 - One in three people carries a genetic variant that makes them especially sensitive to increased colorectal cancer risk from processed meat consumption, according to a study conducted by researchers from 27 different institutions and published in the journal PLOS Genetics on April 17. "Our results...

Green tea diet secrets: How to get results more safely and quickly

5/23/2014 - Green tea diet secrets are not so secret any more. If you're trying to shed a few pounds, adding green tea to your diet can really help jump start the process. Studies have proven the efficacy of green tea for weight loss. Green tea has been shown to speed up metabolic rates and increase energy expenditure...

Eating fruits and vegetables early in life lowers heart disease risk by 40 percent as we age

5/21/2014 - It is common knowledge that eating vegetables and fruits is part of a sensible diet, and yet millions of otherwise health-conscious people ignore this advice and continue to nosh on a variety of processed junk foods placing them at considerable risk to succumb to the leading killer of men and women...

New study: Eating an organic diet for only one week can reduce pesticide levels by 90%

5/19/2014 - A new study due to be published in the July 2014 edition of the Journal of Environmental Research has found that eating an organic diet for just one week can reduce pesticide levels in adults by almost 90%. The study reaffirms the findings of a 2006 study on children which found that organic diets greatly...

Find your optimal physique with a cyclic ketogenic approach

5/16/2014 - A ketogenic diet is a very low carbohydrate, moderate protein and high fat based nutrition plan. The diet trains the bodies metabolism to run off of fatty acids or ketone bodies. This nutrition plan has been shown to improve insulin sensitivity and reduce inflammation, leading to improved muscle development...

Chronic inflammation solved? Gluten-free diet works miracles for many

5/14/2014 9:51:09 PM - Although some nonbelievers rank gluten-free among the latest nonsensical buzzwords, several good reasons for being careful with gluten exist. For one thing, as explained by U.S. News & World Report, gluten is relatively new to the human diet and many people have not had time to adapt to it (1). A group...

The 5 Best Home Remedies for Joint Inflammation

5/12/2014 2:33:51 AM - Joint inflammation can accompany a wide variety of health conditions, including arthritis, gout and lumbar spinal stenosis. (1) Inflammation is an immune response, but it can become a problem itself when it becomes continuous. With inflammation, you can experience redness, pain, swelling and other sensations...

Surprise finding: Fiber prevents obesity and diabetes by producing glucose in intestines

5/11/2014 - For the first time, scientists may have uncovered the mechanism by which fiber helps prevent obesity and diabetes, in a study conducted by a French-Swedish research team and published in the journal Cell in January 2014. Notably, the findings point to a key role played by intestinal flora, the microorganisms...

Epigenetics proof: Mother's diet selectively silences genes of offspring

5/8/2014 - A study published April 29 in the journal Nature Communications has provided the first proof that a mother's diet can change the expression of genes in her unborn child. The study was conducted by researchers from the Medical Research Council (MRC) International Nutrition Group at the London School...

Junk food stealing your manhood? Unhealthy diets cause testosterone to plummet

5/7/2014 - Men with a less healthy diet have lower levels of testosterone, according to a study conducted by researchers from the University of Kentucky and the University of North Texas and published in the Journal of Primary Care and Community Health on April 22. The study was funded by the National Institutes...

Alkaline diet food secrets revealed

5/7/2014 - Which alkaline diet foods are the most effective at "alkalizing" your body? Is alkalizing even important all by itself, or is it more important to choose healthy, whole foods regardless of their pH? In this new audio program, I explore the most common myths, secrets and truths about the so-called...

Eating legumes fights off bad cholesterol

5/7/2014 - Cholesterol is not a bad word. Like many other substances, there is the necessity in clarifying the information that is provided by popular media. Cholesterol is actually a natural compound that is made by the body and is necessary for good health. The problem lies with the types of cholesterol that...

Eating organic foods reduces pesticide exposure by nearly 90% after just one week

5/6/2014 - Just one week on a diet composed mostly (but not entirely) of organic foods can reduce adults' exposure to pesticides by an astonishing 90 percent, according to a study conducted by researchers from RMIT University in Australia and published in the journal Environmental Research on April 29. Lead...

Elimination diets gaining popularity as food supply increasingly contaminated

5/2/2014 - Food sensitivities and allergies are becoming so prominent in the Western world today that even the mainstream media is now paying attention. A recent piece in The Wall Street Journal (WSJ) draws attention to the growing popularity of elimination diets, or diets that involve removing entire food groups...

Diet debates getting out of control? Let's call a truce and end the food fights

4/26/2014 - There has been quite a bit of proselytizing of different diet types, resulting in some serious online arguing. Obviously, some thrive on these diets, or they wouldn't be so fanatical. Yet there are those whose health worsens with the same diet. Truth is, no one diet type fits all. Dr. William Donald...

Truth about high sodium intake and health

4/24/2014 - Sodium has gotten a great deal of bad press over the past few decades. There is, of course, good reason for the warnings that are frequently posted by health experts, both online and in numerous medical journals, that are designed to make people think twice before using their salt shaker liberally....

Low-carb vegan diet improves cardiovascular risk factors

4/22/2014 - A low-carb vegan diet leads to more weight loss and a better cholesterol profile than a high-carb vegetarian diet, according to a study conducted by researchers from the University of Toronto, St. Michael's Hospital (Toronto), Boston Children's Hospital, Harvard Medical School, New York Medical College...

Anyone surprised? Processed food makes people fat and lazy, study suggests

4/21/2014 - Although there is a popular perception that lazy people are more likely to eat convenient but unhealthy foods, a study conducted by researchers from the University of California-Los Angeles and published in the journal Physiology and Behavior on April 10 suggests that it may be the other way around:...

Myths about a raw food diet debunked

4/21/2014 - Many people enjoy a raw food diet, however, it's not uncommon for them to face questions and myths about their choice. Several people often make assumptions about a raw food lifestyle. Like any dietary choice, it can be a hot topic. There will always be those who are advocates and others who vehemently...

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